Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) is a continuous project that includes activities enjoyed by children, such as painting self-portraits and discussing these portraits once finished.
On the 16th of December, our social worker decided to let the children paint and get creative with the activity. While painting themselves, they started talking about their likes and dislikes, past experiences with their parents, and things that are on their minds.
After finishing, they started explaining why they painted themselves the way that they did and how they felt while painting. However, some kids might feel like the painting they did was inadequate and it is the job of the social worker to help them by giving them credit and some positive energy.
The most important thing is that the kids trust the social worker and see her as a friend that they can talk to. However, they have to respect the rules that they set at the beginning of the sessions, and they decide what they should be.